On the heels of our Brown Rice Crisp treats recipe post - you may have seen the release by Consumer Reports today which revealed potential worrisome levels of arsenic found in US grown rice and rice based products (particularly from Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas which account for 76%of domestic rice). Arsenic is considered a human carcinogen and is said to be concentrated in this region of the country due to a history of cotton farming, where heavy usage of arsenical pesticides were used over the course of decades.  Cut your risk of arsenic exposure by eating a highly varied diet -mix up the grains - and even vegetables can accumulate arsenic so be sure to buy organic and clean thoroughly.  And if you consume brown rice products, look for organic products sourced from areas that are not cited for chemical contamination. Check your brands for arsenic content in the recent study by Consumer Reports.